St. Patrick’s official day might be the 17th this year but a bonus St Patrick’s celebration is taking place in Santa Rosa Beach March 18th.
The St. Patrick’s celebration kicks off the parade at 2 p.m. and the festival at 3 p.m. at Gulf Place, located at the intersection of Scenic Hwy. 30A and CR393. The parade begins on Florida Scenic Highway 30a and heads 4 miles west, ending at Gulf Place, where the festivities continue.
The festival will have a special tour visit by Dublin born lead singer Eoin McCarthy and “Whiskey of the Damned” Celtic rock band. Already likened to “The Pogues” this band is sure to rock Gulf Place with their raucous range of Irish music.
Festival ticket prices begin at $10 for adults, kids $5 each and VIP $22.50 each, kids under 4 are free. Available now at www.30aparade.com Sponsor and vendor spaces also available on the website.
The Best in Parade perpetual trophy is up for grabs for the best decorated cars trucks or floats. Festival goers can purchase commemorative T shirts, experience arts and crafts, kids activities, face painting, and of course a variety of food and drinks. A few sponsor spots, vendor table and tent spaces are still available, and businesses are encouraged to be a sponsor, details at www.stpatricks30a.com
Proceeds support 501c United for a Good Cause, the Spirit of Service, Giving and Unity among the youth in our region for the benefit of our Emerald Coast community.